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Sokoto NUJ to Immortalize Ex-President Shagari

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Musa Na Allah Sokoto

The Nigeria Union of Journalists Sokoto State Council is to organize a public lecture to immortalize the ex-president of the second republic, the late Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari.

The State Chairman of the Union, Comrade Dalhatu Abdullahi Safiyal Magori, disclosed this on Saturday at an extraordinary special congress held at the press center Zuru Road Sokoto.

He said, the Union after consultation with various stakeholders, decided to organize a memorial in honour of the first executive president of the second republic late Shagari scheduled to take place on the 25th of February 2024.

“The 25th of February is the birthday of the late Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari (Turakin Sokoto) and the Union wants to use this rare opportunity to Immortalize his name by organizing a MAIDEN EDITION OF ” SHEHU SHAGARI MEMORIAL LECTURE.”

The congress agreed that the event would run concurrently with other two side events that include fundraising for the promotion of the former president’s legacies, documentation of his political works for the benefit of the new generations as well as a posthumous award to the former Military Governor of northwestern state Late Usman Faruk who forego his building as donation in1992.

“Our task now is to agree and come to terms with the conduct of the event and if the congress adopts the plan memorial lecture, we will go ahead to inaugurate the various çommittes that will assist in achieving the Union’s collective goals.

Late former president Shehu Shagari is one of the very few leaders of Nigeria who were never found wanting their administrations.

Already, the Union had since inaugurated a Committee and sub çommittes for the successful conduct of the first Shehu Shagari memorial lecture in the state.

The Union has aleady invited prominent persons across the country to serve as either Special guest of honours, guest speakers, guest lecturers or chief launchers at the event that include, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, The former Governor of Jigawa state Alhaji Sule Lamido, the former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu and immediate past former chief of Army staff Lt General Faruk Yahaya.

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